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SapS and ELRC were linked to ensure participation in a protocol agreement to determine the cooperation of all parties. Given the current scourge of sexual crimes, particularly against children in our country, this agreement would be essential to ensure that justice is done in cases where educators are accused of child sexual misconduct. Collective Agreement No. 3 of 2018: Mandatory investigations by arbitrators in cases of disciplinary measures against educators accused of sexual misconduct towards learners Ms Foca replied that she wanted to believe that once the case is reported, it will be the state against the offender and the name of the person who came forward would not appear. Perhaps the protocol agreement could clarify these issues. She also proposed that the ELRC and SACE conduct an advocacy campaign with brochures to show that community members are protected when reporting sexual offences. SADTU supports and welcomes Collective Agreement No. 3 of 2018, which provides for mandatory investigations by arbitrators in cases of disciplinary action against educators accused of sexual misconduct towards learners. We hope that this agreement will ensure that cases of sexual misconduct are resolved quickly, as it will streamline the process and provide a one-time stop process through arbitration. Mugwena Maluleke, General Secretary of SADTU, said that the union, the largest in the education sector, has signed the agreements that will guarantee the permanent employment of teachers as part of the provision of quality education as a right for children; ensure the re-employment of teachers and protect learners from sexual predators. In addition to the Council`s mandate to preserve peace in the public education sector, these three agreements also aim to respect the vision of the National Development Plan with regard to basic education aimed at improving the conditions of service of educators and within the meaning of Collective Agreement 3 of 2018. to preserve the constitutional rights of the child.

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